Ascent Resources PLC - European and Hispanic American project-focused oil and gas exploration and production company - Says it is starting process to be able to distribute an entitlement to shareholders to the economic interest in 49% of any net proceeds received if its Energy Charter Treaty claim against Slovenia is successful. The claim relates The net proceeds of the claim by the company and its subsidiary Ascent Slovenia Ltd would be after all legal fees, costs and expenses relating to the claim. As part of this process, says it is creating a new 100%-owned subsidiary as a special purpose vehicle, of which claimants are expected to enter into a deed of transfer in relation to 49% of the net proceeds, if successful. If this vehicle receives tax clearance from HM Revenue & Customs, expects to convene a general meeting to seek shareholder approval for a bonus issue of shares. This is likely to be in January. Says it is finalising tax and legal advice and will maker further announcements ‘as appropriate’.
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12-month change: down 4.3%
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